By investigating the lifecycles of plants and animals, I can recognise the different stages of their development.

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Benchmarks:

Plants

· Describes how pollination occurs when the male cell (pollen) lands on the stigma.

· Describes how fertilisation (sexual reproduction) occurs when the genetic information in the male cell fuses (joins) with the genetic information in the female cell.

· Describes how the fertilised ovule develops into a seed and how the ovary ripens to form a fruit.

· Investigates and explains how a seed germinates into a plant using water, oxygen, a food store and warmth.

Animals

· Identifies and compares the two distinct groups of animals ‒ vertebrates and invertebrates.

· Researches the lifecycles of the five main types of vertebrates including fish (spawn), birds (eggs which are rigid but fragile), amphibians (spawn and metamorphosis), reptiles (leathery shelled eggs) and mammal (live young), and communicates findings using a range of media.

· Compares the lifecycles of some invertebrates, for example, ladybird and spider.

Angus Council Repacked Outcomes Medium Term Plan

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